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Daily News Round #1 for June 8, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for June 8, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jun 8, 2005 12:23 pm

- Logitech Formula GP Racing Wheel for the PC

If you're finding car games for the PC are starting to grow on you quite a bit, yet you're still trying to hammer through bends tapping the keyboard keys constantly, make the experience 5x better and treat yourself to this cheap offering from Logitech which FutureLooks take an in-depth look at for us today. It might not be up there with the the most hardcore of USB PC Steering wheels/pedals (due to the lack of force feedback etc.) but for $60 U.S. it's a damn sight better than battling away with a keyboard. Well worth considering.


The Formula GP is the entry-level racing wheel Logitech currently offers to the racing game community. The shape, design, and placement of the spokes convey a competition-feel as it closely resembles aftermarket racing wheels. On top of that, the bright yellow rubber-molded inserts make this wheel stand out from the rest, aesthetically. There are two small, but easy-to-find shifter paddles at the back of each horizontal spoke, while 4 small buttons mounted on the front of them allow programmability in your favorite games.


The pedal box features spring-loaded gas and brake pedals that are molded to look like real pedals, which are mounted on a weighted plastic base. It connects to the steering wheel unit via a 6' RJ-11 telephone connector, and a 6' USB cable goes from the steering unit to the PC.


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